Mind

  • Good Competition versus Bad Competition

    Why do Olympians work hard?  The answer is that they will be competing against the best in the world.  They work their bodies and harden their minds to compete at the highest level.  In contrast, people who believe that they are much better than anyone else – or much worse -- may have little incentive to work hard. I am ...

    Posted at February 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Act Like a Kid for a Day

    Business ownership is serious work, but recent snowy weather has reminded me of a day when my husband and I played hooky from work.  Now that I think of it, I am not sure why we have not done this more often! In the South, we do not get a lot of snow.  But, a couple ...

    Posted at February 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • It is Time to Let Go of Guilt

    Feelings of guilt are very common and very human.  Guilt can keep us from making the same mistake again.  However, guilt can mire us down in the past – even to the point of paralysis. As a young adult, I consciously chose some foolish paths.  I knew better and still did things I came to regret.  Ramifications of my ...

    Posted at January 31, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Kindness is Under-Rated

    Simple words.  Deep truth.  They came from my cousin, Jim, during a long-ago visit.  We talked of the world and loss and difficulties. “Kindness is under-rated,” said this gentle man.  We focus so much on the big things that it can be easy to forget the importance of treating another with kindness. His words have resonated in my mind ...

    Posted at January 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • When Pride Gets in the Way of Effectiveness

    There are two types of pride. The first represents satisfaction in a job well done.  This type encourages us to continue our efforts.  When we are proud of others, we reinforce that they are on the right track. The second type of pride is when we think – and act – like we are superior to others.  We may feel good about it, but those ...

    Posted at December 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Time to Laugh

    Laughter is good for us.  We need it! Laughter can relieve a tense interpersonal situation, allowing better communication.  Many have experienced its healing power during times of sickness or sadness or stress.  By definition, laughter is fun and relaxing. We love to be with people who make us laugh.  They bring ...

    Posted at December 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 2 Comments
  • The Non-Linearity of Time

    Time can be very strange.  When we are busy with commitments we think of what we could accomplish if we only had a day, a week, or even a month to do as we please.  We could be so productive! When we have fewer demands, the work we have in front of us fills up the time we have!  More time does ...

    Posted at November 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Celebrations are Important in Life

    When I was a young adult, I missed out on a number of family celebrations that I could not fit into my schedule.  I was busy with my career and new friends.  And, I lived in distant cities.  Now, I have a better understanding of the uncertainty of life.  The losses.  The heartache.  The ...

    Posted at October 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Would a Stranger Describe You as Confident?

    The television sprung to life with a game show.  Not my usual fare, but it caught my attention.  A young woman had just gotten the chance to compete on-stage.  When asked about her life, she said, “I was a college student, but now want to have a singing career.” It was not what she said that struck me.  It was her total ...

    Posted at October 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • What Will Be Remembered?

    We had been savoring the peace of our evening beach walk when we saw them.  A young couple passed us walking hand-in-hand, bare feet in the quiet surf.  They were taking their time, clearly enjoying each other’s company. Her smile and “hello” took me by surprise.  The two of them appeared to be so involved in each other, it seemed unlikely that ...

    Posted at September 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
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